Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Team Event: Day at The Scrap Exchange

This past Sunday, 9 Triangle Etsy Stores donated their time and crafting skills to a local non profit, creative re-use center, The Scrap Exchange. The crafters got together to create items that The Scrap Exchange could use as displays to give shoppers ideas of what could be made from things found at the store.

It turned out to be quite the challenge, as the crafters were given a list of items that needed to be used:

fabric (no sew projects)
plastic laminate
file folders
vintage spindles
cd jewel cases

Luckily, the crafters were all used to using a variety of mediums and so coming up with ideas and crafting items came pretty easily. After three hours of work, over 20 items were made, complete with instructions and supply lists. Here are some of the items that were made and donated to the store:

"Queen for a day" children's crown

Cork composite (item used, cd jewel case)

A fabric shawl (item used: no-sew fabric)

A spectacular village including houses made from small gift boxes wrapped in office paper, streets made from cork strips , people made from film canasters, plants and even a dog (item used: binder)

Four-sided picture frame (item: cd jewel case)

Necklace or towel holder

Fabric Envelope (item: no-sew fabric)

Hanging Organizer (item: no-sew fabric)

Earring Gauze Organizer (item: no-sew fabric)

Clever Children's Number
Matching Game (item: file folder)

Placemat (item: Plastic laminate)

Holder for anything (item: no sew)

Wall organizer (item: no sew)

Faux stained glass hanging candle holder (or planter) made out of recycled parachute fabric and the glass part of a light fixture.

Thanks to The Scrap Exchange for donating the use of the Make and Take Room and all of the supplies. Thanks also to the following Etsy stores for donating their time to The Scrap Exchange:

Cork and Cotton, Karen's Soaps, Metamorphasis, Rippa's Custom Silver, Opal Light Studio, Earthboar Jewelry, BellaMia Designs, Vintage Scraps and MegRNC.

We hope you like our creations!


  1. Ya'll did an awesome job! Very creative :)

  2. Great job everyone! Sounds like you had a lot of fun.

  3. great write up - thanks again for organizing "the force" - cathy

  4. Thank you all so much for volunteering your time to help The Scrap Exchange!
    Kelley D
    Scrap Exchange Board President